UC Davis Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility

Researcher placing an NMR sample into the 600 MHz VNMRS NMR spectrometer at the UC Davis NMR Facility

Researcher placing an NMR sample into the 600 MHz VNMRS NMR spectrometer at the UC Davis NMR Facility

Overview

The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility at UC Davis is a Core Science Facility operating under the Office of Research. We provide qualified researchers in the biological, medical, and physical sciences access to state-of-the-art NMR instrumentation for spectroscopy and imaging. The Facility presently operates nine spectrometers of varying purposes and capabilities, four of which are operated jointly with the Chemistry Department and located in the Chemistry building. One Avance 500 spectrometer, located in Kemper Hall, is devoted to solid state NMR spectroscopy. Four additional instruments are located at the MedSci NMR facility (MS1-D), about a five minute bike ride from the Chemistry building. All of the spectrometers are multinuclear and a large variety of liquids, solids, surface, and imaging probes are available for use.

Training

The Facility provides an annual training class (offered every Fall quarter as BCM 230) to the campus to enable users with long term research projects to independently operate the spectrometers. In the spring quarter, CHE 219 and 219L is offered as a Graduate level course for Spectroscopy of Organic compounds. Further information on training and the Facility, including spectrometer scheduling procedures, are available from the Facility office.  Please contact Bennett Addison - jbaddison@ucdavis.edu or Jeff Walton - jhwalton@ucdavis.edu for more information.

Scheduling Time

To reserve instrument time on any of our spectrometers, you can access the online Scheduler Here.  For more details, please visit our FAQ page.  If you do not have access to the scheduler, please contact any of our NMR Facility staff listed on the right side of the page.

After using any of our Bruker instruments located at MedSci 1D, you must complete the billing sheet found in binders near the spectrometer.  If billing form is missing, please print out a new copy.

Safety Information

Please review our NMR Facility safety policies:  UC Davis NMR Facility Safety Information

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Many Frequently Asked Questions are answered on our FAQ page.  Have a look, and if you have an important question you think is missing from this section, please let us know!

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NMR Facility Information

NMR Facility Staff

Prof. Gary Smith - Director, NMR Facility

530-752-6168

gmsmith@ucdavis.edu

Dr. Jeff WaltonNMR Facility Manager

530-752-7794

jhwalton@ucdavis.edu

Dr. Bennett Addison - NMR Facility Manager

530-752-7677

jbaddison@ucdavis.edu

Dr. Ping Yu - Solid-State NMR Facility

530-752-4396

pyu@ucdavis.edu